UPDATED: 19 April 2015
This post is sticky – look below for new entries
This year more than ever, I feel an urgency to continue to celebrate Easter throughout the entire 50 day Easter Season (traditionally known as “Eastertide” in Anglican circles). Perhaps it is the bleakness of the world, and the awareness of evil (such as recent terrorist killings of Christians in Kenya and Libya…) that makes me want to cling to the joy of the Lord’s resurrection and meditate on the glorious truth of His victory in a more focused way this year. Continuing to reflect on His resurrection power also helps remind me that His power is at work in my heart to conquer sin. Finally, I find myself wanting to continue to strengthen some of the spiritual disciplines started in Lent in terms of time spent in Scripture, taking advantage of this 50 day season to walk with Jesus and fellowship with Him, allowing Him to expound the Scriptures and stir up my heart so it burns with more a passion for Him. With these goals in mind, I offer the following list of some articles, reflections resources, prayers, music all focused on helping us maintain an Easter-focus during the 50 days of Eastertide.
NEW (April 19) – DON’T MISS THIS: A Compilation of 70 Favorite Easter and Eastertide Hymns. Note, there is now a separate Easter Hymns category, since we plan to post a lot more Easter hymns in coming days!
NEW UDPATE! – (April 15): I’ve just posted about a great blog and a new Eastertide devotional resource on the theme Practice Resurrection 2015. This post also includes a short list of some of the links in our Eastertide compilation (specifically links to reflections on practicing resurrection / celebrating Eastertide).
Let me link the blog and devotional separately:
First, some of my favorite resources, links and entries from years’ past:
- A table with daily Easter Season Scripture readings for 2015 (Book of Common Prayer Daily Office)
- An Easter Devotional: Don’t let the bright light of Easter dim…– an incredible devotional by Emily Polis Gibson “Eastertide: Dayspring to Dimness” focused Gerard Manley Hopkins’ phrase “Let Him Easter in Us”
- Two archived entries from Splendor in the Ordinary blog: Becoming Easter People, and Practice Resurrection.
- Recommended Websites for Easter Devotional Reading (from 2014, I hope to update it for 2015)
Keep reading below – there are nearly 50 additional links!